The Lion & Tusk - Museum of the Rhodesian Services Association

The Lion & Tusk - Museum of the Rhodesian Services Association, Mount Maunganui: Hours, Address, The Lion & Tusk - Museum of the Rhodesian Services Association Reviews: 5/5

The Lion & Tusk - Museum of the Rhodesian Services Association

The Lion & Tusk - Museum of the Rhodesian Services Association
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Military Museums • History Museums
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
A unique record of the military history of Rhodesia (now called Zimbabwe) from 1890 to 1980. Displays include and Alouette III helicopter, medals, badges, weapons, uniforms, equipment, shop, souvenirs, library and Memorial Garden. Personal service for every visitor. PLEASE NOTE: 1) We are closed on Public Holidays 2)With sufficient notice we will try and accommodate requests to open by appointment outside normal times/days of operation. Please call the mobile phone number above with your request.
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1-2 hours
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Mark Jones
Waihi Beach, New Zealand1 contribution
Visit to the Lion and Tusk Museum
Jan 2020
As a former Rhodie, I was amazed at the incredible collection of Rhodesian memorabilia. I doubt whether there is a collection like it anywhere else in the world. It tells the story of Rhodesia from settlement in the 19th century until the end of the dream in 1981. Even for non Rhodies, this is an important collection, that describes an important historical period of African History, of the dream that almost became reality, and still lives on with this collection. Please visit, you will be enlightened.
Written 19 January 2020
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We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and thank you for taking the time to post this review. Go well.
Written 24 January 2020
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BnD
Brisbane, Australia3 contributions
Keeping the memories alive
Jan 2020 • Couples
Great morning spent with very willing volunteer Tony. Was privileged to be able to add the Rhodesian Airforce Flag from Thornhill to their collection.
Thanks to all for all your work to give us a quality experience. Definitely recommended.
Written 5 January 2020
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Many thanks for taking the time to give a review. We are grateful for your contribution to the museum. Safe travels and hope that you can call again.
Written 8 January 2020
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Frankie Kay
22 contributions
Excellent
Dec 2019
I was impressed at the number of artefacts displayed. The museum is very well laid out and documents a country and time in history that many people know little about.
Written 29 December 2019
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It was good to meet you and to see that you enjoyed your visit to The Lion and Tusk Museum. Safe travels and all the best for 2020
Written 30 December 2019
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Wendy Hammond M
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand4 contributions
Rhodesians at heart
Aug 2019 • Couples
We drove down from Whangaparaoa Peninsula especially to visit the museum and weren't disappointed although my husband was physically moved by the memorabilia, (especially the Alouwet helicopter as he was in the airforce), which brought back the reality of the friends and relations that lost their lives or traumatised by it all. The museum had excellent displays and was well worth the visit.
Written 1 September 2019
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Thank you for visiting The Lion and Tusk Museum and leaving this review. Rhodesia's short history had its highs and its lows. We are doing all in our power to preserve as much as possible for future generations which makes support like yours very important to us.
Written 13 September 2019
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Oskar Z
1 contribution
Wonderful
Jul 2019 • Solo
I was running late but Tony and Hugh generously organised for a volunteer to stay open and show me around. The collection is impressive and historically important, combined with the wealth of knowledge and experience from the hosts, this is an amazing museum. Five stars not enough, definitely worth at least an hour (at least) of your holiday.

Rhodesians never die.
Written 1 August 2019
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Many thanks for your review. We are here to do our best for our visitors.
Written 11 August 2019
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rjmabbett
Tauranga, New Zealand3 contributions
Rhodesia is still alive
Jun 2019 • Solo
I came upon this museum by accident, it was fabulous, I met Hugh and Tony and spent about an hour talking about the old day's, sadly I had to move on but will certainly be back for some great time rediscovering Rhodesia, there were some artifacts that bought back happy memories. Well done by those concerned.
Written 25 June 2019
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Many thanks for your positive review. It was good to meet you and find that our investment in road signage works. Look forward to seeing you again.
Written 29 June 2019
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kymr409
Papamoa, New Zealand472 contributions
Just mind blowing
Jun 2019 • Family
The amount of effort and time that has gone into this museum is incredible.The
Preservation of a history that would be otherwise lost is a love of a lost
Country.Be sure to support and visit and maybe buy something from the shop
Written 12 June 2019
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Many thanks for your recent visit and for posting this review. We hope to see you again soon.
Written 13 June 2019
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Karla B
1 contribution
Excellent visit. Most interesting!
Apr 2019 • Solo
Thoroughly enjoyed visiting the museum. Very interesting to view Rhodesia's history. Highly recommend.
Written 11 May 2019
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Thank you for visiting The Lion and Tusk Museum and taking the time to put up this review. Your support is appreciated.
Written 18 May 2019
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SueAE
1 contribution
ANZAC Service
Apr 2019 • Family
Great ANZAC service and fantastic museum. Brought back some great memories and to show my son some of the history of his parents and grandparents.
Written 26 April 2019
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Thank you for attending our ANZAC Day parade and putting up this review. Your support is appreciated.
Written 26 April 2019
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Jules
2 contributions
World class history keeping
Apr 2019 • Family
One of two places in the world you can see a collection like this. It’s a deeply personal experience with stories and the ‘real deal’ articfacts like the Roll of Honor. Congrats to all involved - highly recommend.
Written 25 April 2019
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Thank you for visiting The Lion and Tusk Museum and leaving this review. We appreciate your support.
Written 26 April 2019
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